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Encyclopedia > The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand (1936) is a children's book by American writer Munro Leaf, his best-known work. It tells the story of a bull who prefers to smell flowers rather than fight in bullfights. 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... // Basic characteristics There is some debate as to what constitutes childrens literature. ... Munro Leaf (December 4, 1905–December 21, 1976), was an American author of childrens literature. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage, kine archaic, or kye as the Scots plural of cou) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Bull ring (Plaza de Toros) La Malagueta in Málaga (Spain) Bullfighting or tauromachy (Spanish toreo, corrida de toros or tauromaquia; Portuguese tourada, corrida de touros or tauromaquia) is a tradition that involves, most of the time, professional performers (generally called in Spanish toreros or matadores and in Portuguese toureiros...


The book was released at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, and so was seen by many supporters of Francisco Franco as a pacifist book. It became a target of the right wing, being banned in many countries, and—perhaps because of that suppression—was promoted by many on the left. It was banned in Nazi Germany, but was one of the few non-Communist books promoted in Soviet-occupied Poland. Combatants Second Spanish Republic Foreign volunteers Soviet Union CNT militia UGT militia POUM militia Nationalist Spain Fascist Italy Nazi Germany Foreign volunteers Falangists Carlists Commanders Manuel Azaña Francisco Largo Caballero Juan Negrín Francisco Franco The Spanish Civil War, which lasted from July 18, 1936 to April 1, 1939... Francisco Franco Bahamonde Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (pron. ... Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... In politics, left-wing, political left, leftism, or simply the left, are terms that refer (with no particular precision) to the segment of the political spectrum typically associated with any of several strains of socialism, social democracy, or liberalism (especially but not exclusively in the American sense of the word... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Soviet republics Area  - Total  - % water 1st before collapse 22,402,200 km² Approx. ...


Leaf is said to have written the story on a whim in an afternoon in 1935, largely to provide his friend, illustrator Robert Lawson (then relatively unknown) a forum in which to showcase his talents. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Robert Lawson (born October 4, 1892 in New York City - died 1957) was an author and commercial artist. ...


The story was adapted by Walt Disney as a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938, in a style similar to his Silly Symphonies series (and sometimes considered an unofficial part of that series). Ferdinand the Bull won the 1938 Academy Award for Best Short Subject (Cartoons). For the company founded by Disney, see The Walt Disney Company. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The opening title for the first Silly Symphony cartoon, The Skeleton Dance (1929). ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... This class was known as Short Subjects, cartoons from 1932 until 1970, and as Short Subjects, animated films from 1971 to 1973. ...


Recently, the rock band Fall Out Boy named their third album From Under The Cork Tree after a phrase in the book. This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ... From Under the Cork Tree is the second full length album by Fall Out Boy, and their major label debut on Island Records, released on May 3, 2005 (see 2005 in music). ...


Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith had a tattoo of Ferdinand the Bull, from the cover of Munro Leaf's book, on his right upper arm, which is visible on the cover of his record either/or. Steven Paul Smith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003), better known as Elliott Smith, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Either/Or (1997) is the name of the third album recorded by American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith. ...


External links

  • Ferdinand the Bull, in the Encyclopedia of Disney Animated Shorts
  • elliott's bicep

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The Story of Ferdinand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (367 words)
Leaf is said to have written the story on a whim in an afternoon in 1935, largely to provide his friend, illustrator Robert Lawson (then relatively unknown) a forum in which to showcase his talents.
The story was adapted by Walt Disney as a short animated film entitled Ferdinand the Bull in 1938, in a style similar to his Silly Symphonies series (and sometimes considered an unofficial part of that series).
Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith had a tattoo of Ferdinand the Bull, from the cover of Munro Leaf's book, on his right upper arm, which is visible on the cover of his record either/or.
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